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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate course
BEng (Hons)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

International Scholarships available

Overview

Develop electronic products and systems by studying a course committed to giving you hands-on design experience. We are dedicated to teaching you traditional theories and we will give you a thorough grounding in electronics and how to apply them within a system. What makes our course stand out is our emphasis on learning through doing. You will get involved in live projects that provide you with an opportunity to practise your skills straight away.

We have created this course so that you can understand, design and maintain electronic and electrical systems, allowing you to make a difference to companies across a range of sectors. From the defence industry to controlling food manufacturing plants, this course will leave you well placed to pursue a career in whatever area interests you the most.

Whether it is configuring electronic devices through software, creating devices that can be used in many applications, designing electronic products or programming embedded systems, you will develop strengths in all of these areas. We will show you how to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and take an engineering simulation from concept to the final electronic device.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
Our greatest strength is our contact with industry. We provide you with access to cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art laboratories thanks to our partnership with Farnell - a world leading distributor of electronic, electrical, industrial and maintenance, repair and operations products.

In addition to using Farnell's facilities at their Kirkstall premises in Leeds you will be given the opportunity to do a lot of design and simulation using Lab View and ELVIS boards simulation software and embedded systems development boards at our own Headingley campus.

As part of an exciting engineering design project with Farnell you will get the opportunity in your first year to build a robot and programme it to work out a maze.

Our links with industry also mean that you will benefit from guest lectures by professionals working in the field and site visits to see electronic and electrical engineering in action.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

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Entry Requirements

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If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

James Rawlings

Careers

James Rawlings
Product Design Engineer GR Electricals

MSc Advanced Engineering Management

“Working and studying at the same time has worked really well for me - I've been able to apply each of my modules to what I do on a day-to-day basis. My course has strengthened my knowledge of the electrical industry and allowed me to start formulating ideas for my own website.

Teaching and learning

Core Modules

Develop your understanding of manufacturing and production engineering and the software and computer tools available to engineers.

Study fundamental engineering principles, using a top-down approach to analyse a range of engineering systems and sub-systems. You will become familiar with engineering terminology and literature, develop your scientific understanding of the technologies involved and learn to appreciate the ingenuity of design of widely-used sensors and typical system components.

Learn to analyse and develop simple analogue electronic circuits.

Computer Systems Architecture

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop and test digital electronics circuits and systems.

Combining a series of lectures with a large number of practical workshop sessions, you will be introduced to the basic engineering design process and use electronics / robotics kits as a starting point to design, build and test a working prototype with a range of functionalities.

Designed to support your learning throughout your first year, this module will build your understanding of the core mathematical and physical concepts used in your year one core modules.

Core Modules

Learn to program and interface embedded systems to adapt them for a variety of purposes, such as medical systems, food monitoring systems, vision systems and automotive systems.

Building on the knowledge gained in your first year, you will enhance your ability to analyse and develop electronic and electrical systems.

Investigate the principles and applications of modern communication systems, from satellite to wireless systems. You will examine real-world case studies in order to develop your scientific, engineering and mathematical knowledge.

Enhance your proficiency in analysing and developing simple analogue electronic circuits.

Apply the theory of device control in a variety of systems. You will investigate the theory, properties and fundamentals of control systems, research the variety of sensors and actuators that are used within control systems, and program devices using control strategies and selected sensors and actuators.

Build on your first year modules and use your understanding of the engineering design and development processes to design, build and test a working prototype with a range of functionalities. You will be expected to use your own designs to augment any standard components and to provide enhanced functionality for your project.

Designed to support your learning throughout your second year, through a series of lectures and tutorials, you will be guided through the mathematical and physical concepts used in your year two core modules.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Core Modules

Study an overview of digital signal processing and its applications, looking at practical examples from a range of areas, including communications, data compressing and audio processing.

An introduction to management accounting and information systems theory and techniques, you will examine the support systems for information management and the contribution of the accountant in providing information for decision-making.

An opportunity to develop a product, ideally for an external client. You will research, generate ideas, design, create, implement and evaluate your product, reflecting on your own performance throughout the process.

Option modules may include:

An introduction to the key processes, tools, techniques, methodologies and issues associated with project management.

Develop your understanding of the simulation tools available to an engineer to take a design from concept idea to market.

Investigate the theory, design and implementation of computer controlled industrial systems.

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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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